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The Food and Drug Administration prevailed in a lawsuit against a stem cell clinic (U. S. Stem Cell Clinic) which had made claims that stem cells derived from a patient's own body can treat conditions ranging from Parkinson's disease to pulmonary fibrosis.

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In today's Star Tribune was an article discussing the safety differences between Tesla's autopilot feature and human drivers. The article noted: "In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla said it recorded one crash for every 3.34 million miles driven when the autopilot was engaged."

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With the increasing use of personal items connected to the Internet there are more and more frequent reports of Evidence being obtained in cases in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. For example:One woman called police to report that an intruder broke into her house and raped her. Examination of her fit bit data revealed no elevated ...

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Two weeks ago a woman came in my office and asked for my help concerning a cat bite that she had suffered when a neighbor's cat had bitten her on the hand and upper arm as my client was trying to remove the cat from her own home. The neighbor lets the cat run loose in the neighborhood all the ...

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In last Tuesday's Star Tribune was a discouraging article concerning a significant increase in traffic deaths in the United States. The United States now leads the world in this category. 29 nations were studied and only five of the 29 saw an increase in traffic deaths between 2010 and 2016, with the US having the highest rate of increase at ...

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In today's Star Tribune on the Opinion Page was a report on the recently completed legislative session. In particular it dealt with the fact that a bipartisan bill to tax the opioid industry to help pay for some of the damage their drugs have caused, didn't make it to the governor's desk.

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When we purchase auto insurance we all have an expectation that we are getting the coverage that we pay for. Lately, however, insurance companies have discovered yet another way to make certain coverage disappear when we need it the most. Underinsured motorist coverage is mandatory in Minnesota and is there to protect us if another driver causes us injury and ...

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The big banks and the credit card companies recently scored a big win over consumers with the assistance of all of Minnesota's Republican congressional delegation. Every Republican House of Representatives member voted in favor of eliminating a consumer's rights to join class actions when they've been ripped off by their banks or credit card companies. You need to understand that ...

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One of the major obstacles in presenting and proving that somebody has sustained a permanent brain injury from a concussion is that such brain damage does not show up on a typical MRI or CT scan, much less an x-ray. However, some recent developments have provided some exciting evidence in this regard. There is something called DTI imaging which is ...

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In the Star Tribune newspaper this past Thanksgiving day was an article about crash avoidance technology in automobiles and the fact that auto manufacturers have not made it standard equipment yet, despite overwhelming evidence that it is cheap and incredibly effective. The National Traffic Safety Board reports that there was a 7.2% increase in highway deaths in 2015. The agency ...

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